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Old 06-26-2014, 07:44 AM
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New theme music and multi-colored graphics with overly large text boxes..
I thought I woke up in Indiana or something when I turned on the WWL newscast this morning . . .
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I believe it's time to Overthrow VerticalScope..
and Bring Back Huddler!


It's a shame that in the end TCU's playoff chances all came down to this . . .
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New theme music and multi-colored graphics with overly large text boxes..
I thought I woke up in Indiana or something when I turned on the WWL newscast this morning . . .
You sure are right about the do not call list, not working!!!
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Hoping it doesn't become a trend

I saw the previous night's newscast where a reporter explained the new graphics, including their subject matter color scheme for the short vertical bars between story titles. About the only use I see for it is knowing when a story is coming that might include footage of you or someone you know if you happened to be present when the reporter was there and a camera was rolling.

Otherwise, it's just taking up even more real estate on the screen, including the now-mostly-useless area remaining to either side and below. It also covers up any graphics already embedded in footage from outside sources, like the brief identification of someone being interviewed.

Remember the uproar over the ever-present station and network logos--which to this day often hide critical items on the screen because the photographer or anchors in the studio don't know where the logo actually resides? I wonder how much they paid some consultant to fool them into thinking this was something good for viewers and/or revenue?
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Sounds like the graphics Gannett already uses in many of its other markets, including DC. I don't watch it.

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Hey WS. Sorry your having Sammy troubles. But your remark not to buy Samsung, threw me. Because I have a house full of them, including a 55in 3D set in the living room. Now don't slap me down for suggesting this, but that picture you're posting looks like the screen needs to DE-gaused. Maybe that's not true in this new flatscreen era. I'm not sure. I just wanted to make a suggestion. Shame on Sammy for not stepping up to fix a problem like this.

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Hey WS. Sorry your having Sammy troubles. But your remark not to buy Samsung, threw me. Because I have a house full of them, including a 55in 3D set in the living room. Now don't slap me down for suggesting this, but that picture you're posting looks like the screen needs to DE-gaused. Maybe that's not true in this new flatscreen era. I'm not sure. I just wanted to make a suggestion. Shame on Sammy for not stepping up to fix a problem like this.

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I wish that was the problem. But LCD screens really don't seem to be affected by magnetism at all. The issue is very difficult to photograph. The picture that I posted makes it appear that the upper left area of the screen looks terrible too, but that is not the case. The issue is the dark spot midway up the screen several inches from the right edge. The technician THAT SAMSUNG SENT said it was bad and that the panel should be replaced. But he only has the advantage of seeing it it real-life. The Samsung techs in who-the-F-knows-where have said this is NORMAL. They over-ruled the service technician that laid actual eyeballs on the problem. Of course.. it's not their $3500 set . . .

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I wish that was the problem. But LCD screens really don't seem to be affected by magnetism at all. The issue is very difficult to photograph. The picture that I posted makes it appear that the upper left area of the screen looks terrible too, but that is not the case. The issue is the dark spot midway up the screen several inches from the right edge. The technician THAT SAMSUNG SENT said it was bad and that the panel should be replaced. But he only has the advantage of seeing it it real-life. The Samsung techs in who-the-F-knows-where have said this is NORMAL. They over-ruled the service technician that laid actual eyeballs on the problem. Of course.. it's not their $3500 set . . .
Is this one of those new, super TV's I've been hearing about? $3500.00? No wonder you're pissed! I payed about $2500 for my 55in, 3D tv about 2 years, and I thought that was a lot. I think there is a Sammy user group on their web site. I don't know if you can get in there and make some noise, but you might give it try. I would think they might block you but WTH, give it try.

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Question Carriage agreements.

Well folks. It should be an interesting weekend. On the one hand we have FOX8 in a carriage spat with DTV, and on the other, we have WDSU in a dispute with COX. Oh Dear, both agreements end on 8/31.

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Ok folks, from what I'm seeing on Facebook today, Fox8 has been dropped from DTV. No comments anyone?

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OTA here, so not a problem.
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My DVR added a new WVUE subchannel 8.3 called GRIT (official network web site). Wikipedia has a good description of the programming and other affiliates.
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My DVR added a new WVUE subchannel 8.3 called GRIT (official network web site). Wikipedia has a good description of the programming and other affiliates.
And the erosion of HDTV quality continues. The glory days are truly behind us . . .

I believe it's time to Overthrow VerticalScope..
and Bring Back Huddler!


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And the erosion of HDTV quality continues. The glory days are truly behind us . . .
WS,

Did you ever get in satisfaction from Samsung? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Did you ever get in satisfaction from Samsung? Inquiring minds want to know.

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No. I've considered painting BLACK BARS on the left and right edges and making a 4:3 set out of it. Would have to beat seeing the disgusting dark spot that's visible 90% of the time during normal viewing . . .

Samsung says the spot is normal. Funny how I've never seen a "normal" spot like this on any Samsung on display in a store . . .

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Sorry WS, Didn't mean to stir up old mud. By the way, maybe you could get Bill Cappo from channel four, or someone like him involved.

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Did you ever get in satisfaction from Samsung? Inquiring minds want to know.

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MAYBE, just MAYBE there is hope. Samsung agreed TODAY to replace the panel in the TV. It's SUPPOSED to happen next week. We'll see.. It certainly can't be any worse than it is now . . .



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Attn: Louis Poche. WVUE ch 708 psip inf

Louis,

For the last few weeks, I have noticed that the psip info is missing on Cox EB Jefferson parish cable system. Thought you should know.

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I'm holding my breath. I'm looking forward to being able to watch TV without getting constantly distracted (and filled with rage). This started when the set was about 6 weeks old (past the return period to Amazon) and it's gotten progressively worse as the months went by. I have about 3 months left on the original Samsung "warranty", so I decided to try once again to have them fix it. Third time's the charm... maybe. I'll wait and see what happens next week . . .

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For the last few weeks, I have noticed that the psip info is missing on Cox EB Jefferson parish cable system. Thought you should know.

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Thanks.. I will pass that on to the guy who knows about such things.
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Those two subchannels are set to such a low data rate they should not interfere with the bandwidth for the main channel.
Also, we installed a new encoder that does statistical multiplexing .. so the main channel will steal bandwidth from the subchannels if it needs it.
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Thanks.. I will pass that on to the guy who knows about such things.
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Louis,
Since I wrote you on the first notice of missing psip info, all the clear qam station are missing psip, including the subs ch's.

I guess the good news is that Cox in not just picking on WVUE.
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Since I wrote you on the first notice of missing psip info, all the clear qam station are missing psip, including the subs ch's.

I guess the good news is that Cox in not just picking on WVUE.
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Yea.. we have a few TVs at the station that are connected directly to cox without a converter box.. but none of them would show PSIP...
WE had to connect a different TV without the cox box and rescan to find the clear HD channels.. and none of them seem to have PSIP data.

Didn't know that before.
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